Knowing Your Common Household Pests


Some of you might have experienced unwanted guests in your house before, but no matter how much money and time you spend doing it yourself, you still cannot get rid of them completely. They seem to be like a recurring disease, appearing now and then. Here are some of the common unwanted ‘guests’:

  • Cockroaches
  • Termites
  • Rats


These disgusting brown insects take the top spot, and besides harbouring bacteria and germs on their body, they are hard to kill without a specific spray solution designed to take them out. They can breed easily, eat basically anything, and if you find many of them in your house, it is time to engage a recommended pest control service in Bradford to wipe them out once and for all.


Termites are also known as white ants, and they will eat through wood. Give them time and they will breed continuously. Even though they might be small, a whole colony of them can take out the wooden furniture in your house quite easily. If you have wooden structures (such as beams), it is best to check them once in a while.


There are two kinds of rats: domestic and wild. The wild ones can normally be found in the sewers and dark places. The rustling sound you heard in the garbage? It could be a rat foraging for food. Rats also pose a threat to people as they carry diseases and bacteria. A single bite from them could be dangerous too.

While it is unavoidable to have these pests in your house, the very least you could do is to prevent them from breeding and treating your home as a nest, by keeping all food covered and trash bags tied up, in order to cut off their food source.